Proserpine is an anchor for the Whitsundays region providing some key infrastructure including the rail station, the mainland airport for scheduled jet services, a high school, the hospital and other vital services. It lies around 26kms inland from Airlie Beach on the Bruce Highway and has grown from its 19th century foundations on the success of the sugar and cattle industries.
Explore the streets and discover the variety of country shops and the life of one of Queensland’s rural towns with its friendly people and welcoming pubs, where you can cool off with a cold beer and fill up with a typical country-sized Australian Counter Lunch.
Proserpine offers a change in scenery and pace with a chance to taste a little of regional Australia and adds some variety to your Whitsunday holiday.
Proserpine Historical Museum
196 Main Street, Proserpine
Phone: (07) 4945 1155
Opening Hours: 9am-4pm Monday to Friday
Other times – Group bookings, 10 0r more only, arranged in advance
Entry Fee: Adults – $6 School aged children – $3 (No charge for children under school age)
Pleas note: The museum has an annual maintenance closing period between mid December to the end of January each year
The town’s historical museum provides a comprehensive record of the social and economic history of the region but Proserpine’s history is also told in the town’s streetscapes of fine examples of art deco buildings that have survived intact from the 1920’s and ’30’s era.
Proserpine Entertainment Centre
16 Main Street, Proserpine
Phone: (07) 4945 2312
The Entertainment Centre is a focus for the community. It is the venue for regular cinema screenings, live theatre shows, local functions and events as well as a meeting point for community groups and conferences.
Peter Faust Dam
Tucked away upstream from the town is Proserpine Lake, or as it’s better known, Peter Faust Dam. It’s an ideal spot for sailing and water sports and an even better location for freshwater fishing with the prospect of landing a prize barramundi — the prince of freshwater catches. For more information visit www.peterfaustdam.com or contact the Information Centre.